Asian Tour appoints ex-Euro chief Schofield
Sunday, March 27, 2011
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Former European Tour executive director Ken Schofield has been appointed to the board of the Asian Tour.
Asian Tour executive chairman Kyi Hla Han said Tuesday that Schofield would bring expertise on how to strengthen a tour which is drawn from a broad range of countries.
He also said the Asian Tour would be able to call on Schofield’s involvement in the setting up of the European Tour Productions television company.
Schofield, who retired as the European Tour chief in 2004 after more than 30 years, said the Asian Tour’s “potential to grow is unlimited.”
“The Asian Tour has grown tremendously over the years and I am excited to be given this opportunity to be a part of the team which will chart the tour’s future and growth plans," Schofield said.
“I have long been aware of the enormous potential of golf in Asia and in recent years have enjoyed observing its ever more influential status on the global golfing map."
Schofield joins Rick Siemens, Gautam Thapar, Ho Lon Gee, Zhang Lian-wei, Boonchu Ruangkit, Unho Park, Iain Steel and Han on the Board of Directors.